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Union head Trumka: Better trade deal needed

YOUNGSTOWN — National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka believes the North American Free Trade Agreement is bad for labor, and the revised proposal isn’t much better. “The major concern we have is the enforcement. This agreement as it’s currently constituted can’t be enforced,” ...

Cortland Bancorp falls after surge

After shooting up $1 per share on Monday, Cortland Bancorp stock prices tumbled $1.73 in trading Tuesday to close at $23.27 per share. First Niles Financial continued to remain stagnant, closing again at $7.75 per share.

Warren-Youngstown gas prices above NEO average

WARREN — The average price for a gallon of gas in northeast Ohio has fallen 35 cents in the past two weeks to $2.41 per gallon, but some local motorists may be paying more. The price for a gallon in the Warren-Youngstown area is averaging $2.49, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price ...

Cortland Bancorp stocks jump $1 in Monday trading

Cortland Bancorp stock prices shot up $1 per share Monday to close at $25 per share. First Niles Financial stood pat at $7.75 per share, beginning the week where it ended the previous four weeks.

Local bank stocks hold

Cortland Bancorp held steady again Friday to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial also held steady, at $7.75 per share, where it has remained for four weeks straight.

Preliminary settlement reached in Vista Window Company suit

LORDSTOWN — A preliminary settlement appears to have been reached in a class action lawsuit against now defunct Vista Window Company, which abruptly closed its doors and shut out employees in mid-January. A motion in the case filed by ex-employee Condie Stell of Austintown shortly after ...

Bank stocks standing pat

Tribune Chronicle After gaining more than $1 in trading throughout the week, Cortland Bancorp held steady Thursday to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial also held steady, at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since for four weeks straight. news@tribtoday.com

Cortland Bancorp surges in Wednesday trading

After minimal gains Monday and Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp surged in trading Wednesday, gaining $1.19 to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Wagering up at Austintown racino in May

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering was up in May on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and was way up in a year-over-year comparison, but bettors had more machines to play last month than a year ago. The facility on state Route 46 saw $116.3 million in credits ...

Cortland Bancorp continues climb

Cortland Bancorp is slowly gaining steam this week, gaining another 10 cents Tuesday on top of the 4 cents it gained Monday to close at $22.81 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Revenue up at Ohio casinos

WARREN — Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos in May was $73.4 million, up $2.9 million — or 4 percent — from April, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Revenue also rose in a year-to-year comparison for May. It was up $4.8 million, or 7 percent, from the $68.7 million the ...

Local auto sales continue to exceed 2018

WARREN — Automobile dealers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties through May continued to outpace sales for the same five months of 2018. There were 41,711 new and used vehicles sold by dealerships in the Mahoning Valley to people across Ohio, up 4.5 percent from 39,848 during the ...

Local gas prices drop

WARREN — Motorists in the Warren-Youngstown and Niles areas can expect to pay less at the pump this week. The average price for a gallon of gas in Warren-Youngstown is $2.60, down 12 cents from last week, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In Niles, the price is $2.49 ...

Cortland Bancorp gains

Cortland Bancorp started the week in trading with a 4-cent increase, closing at $22.71 per share Monday. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Business briefs

GROUP RECOGNIZED: The Western Reserve Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was recently awarded the society’s prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for accomplishments in 2018. The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations ...

Cortland Bancorp loses ground on the week

Cortland Bancorp lost its gains from earlier in the week and more in trading Friday, ending the week down 53 cents at $22.67 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained for three weeks.

Cortland Bancorp earns another gain Thursday

After gaining a nickel in trading Wednesday, Cortland Bancorp added another 15 cents to its stock price Thursday, closing at $23.20 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Cortland stock gains nickel

After losing 72 cents in trading Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp gained a nickel in trading Wednesday to close at $23.05 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Cortland Bancorp earns another gain Thursday

After gaining a nickel in trading Wednesday, Cortland Bancorp added another 15 cents to its stock price Thursday, closing at $23.20 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Dominion’s June rates set

WARREN — Dominion Energy Ohio’s standard choice offer (SCO) and standard service offer rates will be $2.853 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) effective June 14. The June rates are up 2.4 percent from the May 2019 rates of $2.78 per Mcf, but 3.1 percent less than the June 2018 rates of ...